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Kenneth Weinstein Joins the BBG

IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble swears in Kenneth Weinstein as a member of the BBG.

WASHINGTON- Kenneth Weinstein was sworn in today as the newest member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees all US government-supported civilian media. On September 23, the Senate unanimously approved the President’s nomination of Weinstein to the board. “The work Read more »

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Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Scheduled for October 23

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, October 23 at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. The Board’s agenda includes reform of the Board’s committee structure, including establishment of special Read more »

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Core BBG Activities to Continue During U.S. Government Shutdown

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Many parts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors have had to shut down due to a lapse in appropriations for the U.S. federal government, but BBG-supported media are still bringing news and information programs to audiences around the world. U.S. international media activities under the Read more »

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VOA Covers US, Iran Presidents at UN

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s Persian Service is airing a full day of live coverage and analysis of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York today (Tuesday), including long-anticipated speeches by President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The TV special, running Read more »

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VOA Boosts Coverage in Wake of Kenya Attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Voice of America is providing audiences in Africa and around the world with extensive coverage of the deadly terror attack and its aftermath in Nairobi, Kenya. Continuously updated reports are available on radio, television, the Internet, and mobile and social media platforms. The VOA Swahili Read more »

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Senate Confirms Kenneth Weinstein to BBG

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The United States Senate today unanimously confirmed Kenneth Weinstein to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media.

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Intimidation Continues In Iran Despite New Government

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PRAGUE – RFE/RL’s Persian language Service, Radio Farda, has reported several recent instances of intimidation targeting reporters’ relatives in Iran, despite widespread expectations that the new government of President Hassan Rohani would usher in a period of more moderate politics and ease societal tensions. In Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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VOA TV Show Explores Pakistani Culture in America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Audiences in Pakistan are giving a “thumbs up” to the new VOA Urdu language TV show Kahani Pakistani, which premiered Thursday on Pakistan’s Aaj news channel. The 30-minute show, which airs Thursdays and Fridays, is hosted by the irrepressible Ayesha Gilani, a Read more »

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